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5.0 out of 5 stars Contents of the Book
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One of the things that help me decide whether or not to buy a book is the table of contents. I hope the information below is useful.
Introduction.
How to use this book.
1. Statistical inquiry.
Making sense of experience.
What is...
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For the cost, this book is 4 standard deviations from the mean of value. See, I learned something!
In all seriousness, the book does accomplish what its sets out to do: Explain the most basic concepts in stats in rather plain language and without the supporting derivations and equations. But, in the end it is useless to anyone but perhaps a high school student...
Published on Aug. 4 2002


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5.0 out of 5 stars Small and Expensive? - Maybe Not., Aug. 7 2003
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MAURICIO AGUIAR (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) - See all my reviews
This book is true to its title. It IS a primer for non-mathematicians. It teaches extremely useful concepts in a concise and simple way with as little math as possible. A small and easy to read book - you will want to take it with you and read it on the bus, plane, subway, etc.
The only drawback is the price - however, it may be not so expensive if it saves you several hours that would be otherwise spent trying to read other, less readable, books. How much is your time worth to you?
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Without Tears" but WITH Value, Nov. 9 1997
The text is the first I've found that speaks about statistics in truly lay terms. No Carl Sagan, the author nonetheless brings a difficult--and potentially boring--subject to the masses. Okay, not the masses. Let's just say, the interested. I teach a Stats course in a large M.B.A. program; I recommend this book to all my students.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This is an obsolute overprice book., Sept. 8 1999
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Armando Carradore (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - See all my reviews
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The book is interesting, but absolute overpriced
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